Non-Student Applications

We aim to programme seasons that are diverse, entertaining and exciting
Photo by Liv Clark

We want to provide a range of opportunities as well as host the highest quality non-professional work in Cambridge and the local area.

We welcome applications from all, regardless of experience. The only thing you need to apply is a creative idea and a passion to see it through.

We do not commission productions and are led by the applications we receive.

Non-Student Application Form



We programme Autumn, Spring and Summer Seasons. The seasons are ten to twelve weeks long and are based around University of Cambridge terms.


We accept non-student applications throughout the year and programme shows on a rolling basis.

Winter 2023/4

Applications for shows in Winter 2023/4 will be reviewed from January 2023.

Available weeks for programming at the ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom include:

  • w/b Sunday 03 December 2023
  • w/b Sunday 10 December 2023
  • w/b Sunday 31 December 2023
  • w/b Sunday 07 January 2024

Spring 24

Applications for shows in Spring 2024 will be reviewed from March 2023.

Available weeks for programming at the ADC Theatre and Corpus Playroom include:

  • w/b Sunday 17 March 2024 (Corpus Playroom only)
  • w/b Sunday 24 March 2024
  • w/b Sunday 31 March 2024
  • w/b Sunday 07 April 2024
  • w/b Sunday 14 April 2024
  • w/b Sunday 21 April 2024 (Corpus Playroom only)


The ADC Theatre auditorium has a capacity of 228 and usually hosts two shows a night during University Term, at 7.45pm and 11.00pm.  The Larkum Studio (capacity 40) and ADC Bar (capacity 50) can also be used for performances. We also programme the Corpus Playroom (capacity 80).

Hire Charges

Our venues are normally hired on a box office split, with an additional box office commission. Our current venue hire charge is 37% of gross ticket sales, and our box office commission charge is 9% of gross ticket sales. Both figures are subject to VAT.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact

Please note that we are unlikely to programme shows which have already been staged at the ADC Theatre or Corpus Playroom in the last five years. You can view a full history of shows across our venues on Camdram.